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A full ban on ACM’s (asbestos containing materials) has been in effect since 1999 in the UK. So would you expect to find asbestos when surveying a vessel built in 2010? The answer is yes! The booming economies of India, Indonesia, China and Russia are still using asbestos, and the shipbuilding giant that is…(Read More)

Some interesting pictures from asbestos surveys recently conducted in the middle east. Surveyors spent 3 weeks at sea carrying out asbestos surveys. Heat was always always an issue, especially bulk sampling in the engine room. Personal asbestos air tests have just been preformed to ascertain asbestos fibre levels when working below in the engine room…(Read More)